gen_769.1.gif
You may define your own banner on the settings page.
WelcomeAbout UsCalendarPicture GalleryArchived EventsLinksCDsCD1 WordsRecent EventsCrawle-mail me
gen_775.1.gif

Martinstown, 2014


We started our Advent/Christmas season off with a concert in the village hall at Martinstown, near Dorchester, where we were made very welcome.  Before the concert we were served mulled wine (and hot fruit cup) which duly loosened the vocal cords and provided inner warmth.  The band started us off by playing two splendid pieces which set the mood for the evening.  We sang lots of old favourites which were interspersed with readings by Quire members.  The carols included two versions of While Shepherds Watched, one of which, appropriately, was called Martinstown.  After coffee and delicious mince pies during the interval, the second half began with the band playing two stirring marches followed by the audience helping out with The Holly and the Ivy and singing with gusto!  Later on the round Sons of Men went down well with the audience which were divided into four parts each with their own choir member conductor to help out.  Somewhat ragged to start with but, once it was sung through a couple of times it was enjoyed by all!  The evening ended with the choir singing We Singers Make Bold, which wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, and the band playing two pieces to round off the evening beautifully.  A great way to start the run up to the big day!